Protein Digestion and Absorption Process


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Proteins are made of _____ linked by _____.

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1. Which of the following structures can be formed when amino acids combine into specialized proteins in your body?

2. Which of the following details the correct order in which proteins are digested?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Proteins are the building blocks of life, but where do they come from and why do we need them? This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of protein digestion, from consumption to transport and absorption through the blood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students taking this quiz will be tested on the following:

  • The building blocks of protein molecules
  • Structures that amino acids form
  • Protein-digesting stomach enzyme
  • Blood vessel that transports blood from the digestive tract to the liver
  • Blood vessels that drain the liver

Skills Practiced

The following skills are addressed in this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on protein digestion and absorption
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding blood vessels associated with the liver
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about protein-digesting enzymes in the stomach

Additional Learning

To learn more about how your body digests proteins, read the brief lesson titled Protein Digestion and Absorption Process. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Explain the process by which pancreatic enzymes break down polypeptides
  • Examine the result of polypeptides being hydrolyzed in the small intestine
  • Analyze role of the Brush Border Enzymes in aiding digestion